Texas

The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for incarcerated people and staff in carceral facilities located in Texas. The State DOC Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by Texas's state department of corrections.

F

State DOC Data GradeView scorecard

Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative DeathsTests
Incarcerated PeopleCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons38,2623,2011,23510330333----
Federal Prisons6,0593,441198461914,4458,205
ICE Detention Centers13,240--363--1------
State and Local Youth Facilities----------------
StaffCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons13,9243,8637051966618315,41387,498
Federal Prisons----70--0------
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Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

ICE Port Isabel

ICE Detention Centers

1,634--

ICE South Texas Family Residential Center

ICE Detention Centers

1,503--

Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex

Federal Prisons

1,449--

ICE Karnes County Residential Center

ICE Detention Centers

1,408--

Robertson Unit

State Adult Prisons

1,121300
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Map of Texas with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

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820

1.6k

Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeF*

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in Texas. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of June 14, 2021.

*

The data we collect about COVID-19 deaths in Texas state prisons come from the Texas Justice Initiative.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
  • Cumulative Cases

    Systemwide only

  • Cumulative Deaths

    Systemwide only

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    Systemwide only

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    None

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    Systemwide only

  • Cumulative Deaths

    Systemwide only

  • Active Cases

    None

  • Tests Administered

    Systemwide only

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    None

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    Yes

  • Regularly Updated

    Yes

  • Clearly Defined

    Yes

  • Contextualized Historically

    No

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)DateOverall population reduction/ total # of releasesPopulation prior to releasesKnown facility capacityRelease detailsSource
BrazosCounty-wide jails7/31/202033632Minor offenses
CameronCounty-wide jailsCourts5/1/20207310921746Other
DallasCounty-wide jailsCourts4/14/2020100058798746
GalvestonCounty-wide jailscourts5/1/20202098591187Minor offenses
HarrisCounty-wide jails5/1/20201488905010566Inability to pay bail
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Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal/ externalEffort concernsSource
El Paso County JailEl Paso4/2/2020Incarcerated folks at El Paso County JailUprising/Protest–InternalExternalSanitation improvements
ICE Hutto CCAWilliamson5/1/2020Grassroots LeadershipPhone ZapInternalAccelerated releases, Testing procedures, Sanitation improvements
ICE Hutto CCAWilliamson4/19/2020Never Again Action Central Texas, co-sponsored by Austin Jews for Justice, AZAAD Austin, Party of Socialism and Liberation, Workers World Party, RAICES, and Austin DSA’s Immigrant Right CommitteeCar RallyInternalAccelerated releases, Testing procedures, Sanitation improvements
ICE Port IsabelCameron5/31/20 - 6/15/20At least 2 incarcerated detaineesHunger StrikeExternalAccelerated releases, Sanitation improvements
ICE Prarieland Detention Facility, Tarrant County JailTarrant4/19/2020RAICESCar RallyInternalAccelerated releases